Check Out The Top Five Political Campaigns In Nigeria

at 09:55 AM, 12/01/2015 (3 years ago)
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The election fever is here again and with the (s)election of various party candidates at different levels, the campaigns have gone into top gear anytime.
Let’s take a peep down memory lane into some of the best or most engaging political campaigns we’ve seen  in Nigeria since the 1950’s.
1. Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, SDP 1993

That year’s election is still regarded in many quarters as perhaps the freest and fairest election Nigeria has ever had. Chief Abiola campaigned on the slogan Hope ’93 and smarting from the Structural Adjustment Policy, SAP, of the Babangida regime that had sapped many Nigerians economically, Chief Abiola’s message rang a bell especially with that memorable jingle. The result was a resounding vote for the Social Democratic Party candidate.
2. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, PDP 2011

GEJ’s presidential campaign in 2011 was a big hit. Promising a breath of fresh air, he played the role of the underdog to a hilt especially with that famous line “I had no shoes”. His message resonated with the Nigerian masses as they lapped up to him. He gave many hope that ordinary people could rise to the top in Nigeria, he became the poster boy for the new Nigerian dream and despite some irregularities in the elections, he won. The rest as they say is history.
3. Peter Ayodele Fayose, 2014

Impeached in 2006 on charges of corruption, Governor Fayose was back in power in 2014, defeating the cerebral Kayode Fayemi in the process. Although his campaign didn’t have any clearly defined message, Fayose endeared himself to the electorates with a good mix of populist tokenism (or stomach infrastructure as he called it) and street smart. While his opponents hit it big on social media, Fayose ate pounded yam and drank palmwine with the ‘real’ voters and for all his troubles, he beat the incumbent in all the 16 local government areas of the state.
4. Babatunde Raji Fashola, ACN 2011

In 2010, BRF as he’s popularly known was contesting to be re-elected as governor of Lagos, Nigeria’s economic nerve center and on the basis of his performance in his first term, his candidature was quite popular with the electorates. However, the SAN with a sound mind gave nothing to chance as he went all out, campaigning on the platform of continuity…’BRF is working’ his posters screamed. The result was a landslide victory at the polls, leaving the People’s Democratic Party candidate far behind in a cloud of dust.
5. Obafemi Jeremiah Oyeniyi Awolowo, AG 1959

Chief Awolowo’s Action Group was at the time regarded to have been the best organised political party in Nigeria with a clearly defined ideology and manifesto and he ran an equally efficient campaign in that year’s elections. Awo traversed the length and breadth of the nation in helicopters, reaching out to the commoners with a promise of improved welfare, free education and health as espoused by his political party. Although Awo’s party couldn’t secure enough votes beyond the western region to have enabled him become Nigeria’s first prime minister, his campaign was undoubtedly innovative and far ahead of its time. Some other time, some other clime perhaps history would have been different.
echeeche at 10:09 AM, 12/01/2015 (3 years ago)
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Time will tell
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schmit at 10:25 AM, 12/01/2015 (3 years ago)
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Which of dem no steal?
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femjay at 11:07 AM, 12/01/2015 (3 years ago)
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⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥·̵̭̌✽̤̥̈̊ Ơ̴̴̴͡k.̤̥̈̊·̵̭̌»̶̥-̶̯͡┈̥‎⌣.
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morgrawl231 at 11:10 AM, 12/01/2015 (3 years ago)
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Heard,,,,
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Giftous1 at 12:28 PM, 12/01/2015 (3 years ago)
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And 2015 own go make brain also for my dear GEJ....no matter the back bite'n,you are still the bestest...thumbs up for you boss
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TABONTE at 12:29 PM, 12/01/2015 (3 years ago)
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wike vs wike = wike is the best campaign so far Grin
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Larry28 at 12:50 PM, 12/01/2015 (3 years ago)
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Hmmm
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dickman2 at 12:57 PM, 12/01/2015 (3 years ago)
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if bufari win...ready for war...we niger delta dey watch..
WAR IS COMING..
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femjay at 02:58 PM, 12/01/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: dickman2 on 12:57 PM, 12/01/2015
if bufari win...ready for war...we niger delta dey watch..
WAR IS COMING..

Keep muted..... If U̶̲̥̅̊ know U̶̲̥̅̊ don't ve anytin worthwhile to say .......... Don't U̶̲̥̅̊ even the meaning of war at all .................  Yeye warri boy ........
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femjay at 03:02 PM, 12/01/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: femjay on 02:58 PM, 12/01/2015
Keep muted..... If U̶̲̥̅̊ know U̶̲̥̅̊ don't ve anytin worthwhile to say .......... Do you even. Know the meaning of war at all and can U̶̲̥̅̊ withstand when its come ...... Pls stop talking rubbish .  .................  Yeye warri boy ........
correction 
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zoe61 at 04:07 PM, 12/01/2015 (3 years ago)
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the heat is on
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papadip at 07:51 PM, 12/01/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: femjay on 03:02 PM, 12/01/2015

Keep muted..... If U̶̲̥̅̊ know U̶̲̥̅̊ don't ve anytin worthwhile to say .......... Do you even. Know the meaning of war at all and can U̶̲̥̅̊ withstand when its come ...... Pls stop talking rubbish .  .................  Yeye warri boy ........
correction 
Don't mind that YeYe Boi....Na Apeteshi dey worry di Idiot.....He is inebriated
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papadip at 07:58 PM, 12/01/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: dickman2 on 12:57 PM, 12/01/2015
if bufari win...ready for war...we niger delta dey watch..
WAR IS COMING..
Why do you want war? You’ve got to be suicidal. Apply that little bit of gumption if you have.
If you hear the drums of war you’ll be running to the North for cover…instead of Niger Delta.
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femjay at 08:43 PM, 12/01/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: papadip on 07:58 PM, 12/01/2015
Why do you want war? You’ve got to be suicidal. Apply that little bit of gumption if you have.
If you hear the drums of war you’ll be running to the North for cover…instead of Niger Delta.


Well said sir . May God continue to bless U̶̲̥̅̊ sir ...wot nice option and best answer  .............

 Dickman2 U̶̲̥̅̊ can go and die if buhari wins ......... I tink that will be a better consideration  for U̶̲̥̅̊ and. U̶̲̥̅̊ should a full courage of doing this.  Rather than assumption  of war ......
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Dbanjay at 11:54 PM, 12/01/2015 (3 years ago)
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This so country call Nigeria
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Abubu86 at 04:39 AM, 13/01/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: dickman2 on 12:57 PM, 12/01/2015
if bufari win...ready for war...we niger delta dey watch..
WAR IS COMING..

And dat war u are calling 4 will consume u and ur useless-wasted generation. Can't u grow up? Why is it dat u always show ur level of stupidity here on naijapals
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Fertymor at 01:04 PM, 14/01/2015 (3 years ago)
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Ok
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